Factory 3 is a tight community of artists, artisans, makers, entrepreneurs, thinkers, dreamers, experts, and beginners. We believe that everyone should be able to afford access to the tools of production.
Our project to build a community makerspace is currently underway. In early 2018 we purchased the machines and got started in a small, subleased space on Presumpscot Street.
While we were getting ready to open, over 150 people contacted Factory 3 and shared their dreams of what they wanted to make. Many of those dreams needed more space to grow than the building could provide, so we began investigating other options.
When the right building came up, we secured an option to lease it. It's much larger (4,400 square feet) and is walkable from the Portland peninsula.
There is room inside to build a full wood & metal shop, as well as several open concept private workspaces. There would still be enough floor space left for future expansion with 3D printers, laser cutters, electronics, jewelry making, plastic recycling, and even an area to work on electric cars!
We'd love to meet up, give you a tour, and hear your ideas. Feel free to drop us a line.